ON RAISING SUPPORT or rather ON LISTENING TO GOD

I have been questioned multiple times this week by friends and a few leaders in OPEN, “Why don’t you raise funds for the work you do?” My answer is that it is one way I have of ensuring that the work we do, the ministries we start, are truly under God’s leadership and...

FIZA IS FOLLOWING JESUS

I received this encouraging update from an OPEN worker in the Middle East. Fiza is a long-term employee who became a believer 3 years ago. All names have been changed. “How are you doing?” I asked, feeling a bit guilty because I didn’t know the...

THANK YOU GOD FOR CHERYL

You know, whoever said, “timing is everything” was right on. Chuck Noland (played by Tom Hanks), in the movie “Cast-Away” understood that. He thought he had his life planned out perfectly, “no worries,” great job, giving his girl an engagement ring … that was just...

THE VALUE OF NETWORKING

This post is contributed by a B4Ter in the Arab world ‘I well remember,’ Hudson wrote a few years later, ‘how I used to wish for money and a fine horse and house when I was in the Bank. Then my whole heart was set on this world’s pleasures, and I longed to go hunting...

INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS 3.0

This is the final article in a 3-part series on integrity which has been contributed by a worker in Turkey. We have defined integrity as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles;” and “the state of being whole and undivided.” It may be hard to...

INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS 2.0

This is the second article in a 3-part series on integrity, which has been contributed by a worker in Turkey. In most Muslim countries both the people and the governments are closed to Christian activities … or are they? Is there a kind of Christian activity that...